Local News

Robbery suspect apprehended

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:58
Police have arrested a 26-year-old homeless man whom acquaintances say may be responsible for several armed robberies on Oahu. The man was arrested about half an hour after he allegedly robbed Elena's restaurant in Waipahu.

Fewer educators leave isle schools

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:58
Widespread angst over sweeping education reforms led to speculation that the state might see an exodus of public school teachers this year due to burnout and poor morale, conditions made worse by pay levels that lag behind their mainland counterparts.

Clean air vote typifies how rivals for Senate see selves, each other

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:58
U.S. Rep. Colleen Hana­busa was one of just 41 House Democrats in October 2011 to vote to delay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's tougher clean air standards on industrial boilers.

Navy pilot from isles joins Blue Angels

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:58
Navy Lt. Matt Suyderhoud, who grew up in Hawaii Kai and flies an F/A-18 Super Hornet, is the newest member of Navy's Blue Angels 2015 flight demonstration team.

Schatz, Hirono stand behind VA nominee

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:58
President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs has the support of Hawaii's U.S. senators, who plan to vote for his confirmation.

Candidates emphasize relationships

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:58
The four candidates vying to represent growing Kailua-Kona listed jobs, education, the high cost of electricity and homelessness as some issues in the community.

Democrats target sustainability, job creation

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:58
With environmentalists on one side and development interests on the other, the race in the Democratic primary for House District 48 is shaping up into one of the closest contests of this primary season.

DJ and journalist paved way for women

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:58
Teddi Medina was a trailblazer and hard-charging Filipina spark plug who excelled in Hawaii radio and other media in an era when few women did. "She was a tour de force," John Noland said of his mother.

'Caterer to the stars' enjoyed serving others

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:58
Steve Ozark, Hawaii's "caterer to the stars" for more than 30 years, died July 24 in Nashville. He was 63. His former wife, Jan Brenner, said Ozark learned in May that he had pancreatic cancer.

Army tests land-based Apaches during RIMPAC exercises at sea

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:58
The Army in Hawaii has landed Black Hawk and Kiowa Warrior helicopters on the decks of underway Navy ships in the past as the land service seeks to prove its sea-based flexibility.

State PUC leader, Kauai County sued over alleged illegal vacation rentals

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:58
A civil lawsuit against the head of the Public Utilities Commission claims that she owns unauthorized vacation rentals on Kauai that have polluted the Hanalei River.

Skywatch: Planetary shows, meteors delight during August

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:58
There are several remarkable sky events in August, including gatherings of Jupiter with Venus in the morning sky and of Mars and Saturn in the evening. We also have the return of the Perseids, one of the most reliable meteor shows.

flASHback: Election engines revved up in weeks before the primary

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:58
With the election less than two weeks away, candidates are getting in their final licks and so shall we in our "flASHback" on the month's news that amused and confused:

911 Report

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:58
Speed, alcohol cited in fatal Haleiwa crash • Pickup plunges 30 feet onto H-1 offramp • Inmate sought after escape from facility

Newswatch

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:58
Storm's remnants eventually will deliver passing showers • Shooter gets life in prison • Officials seek park vandals

Corrections

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:58
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Ed Lynch, managing editor/news, at 529-4758.

Homelessness, special session spur candidates

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:58
Six candidates are vying to represent Senate District 21 — half of them inspired to run for the Leeward Coast seat because of incumbent Maile Shi­ma­bu­kuro's special session vote last year in favor of gay marriage.

GOP incumbent faces rare primary fight

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:58
So popular is State Rep. Cynthia Thielen, she hasn't faced a challenger from either party since 2002, when Demo­crat Avis Jervis could muster only 21 percent of the vote against the well-liked Republican.

Conservation group buys ads to support Schatz

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:58
The League of Conservation Voters has spent $380,000 on a television advertising buy in Hawaii on behalf of U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, praising the senator for his leadership on climate change.

Request for ballot pictures deleted

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:58
The congressional campaign for state Senate President Donna Mercado Kim will no longer send emails or have a picture on its Facebook page asking voters to send in pictures of their absentee ballots filled out for their candidate.